Each state imposes a statute of limitations on filing personal injury lawsuits and Texas is certainly one of them. What is a statute of limitations? It simply means the period of time in which a person must start legal proceedings.
Here are the Texas statutes of limitation:
Personal Injury – legal proceedings must be initiated within two (2) years from the date of injury.
Medical Malpractice – legal actions against medical professionals must be filed within two (2) years of the date of the act that resulted in the injury or two years from the conclusion of treatment if the injury occurred during ongoing treatment. If a suit is being filed on behalf of a child under the age of 12, the suit must be filed by the child’s 14th birthday.
Professional Malpractice – legal actions against professionals (accountants, attorneys, etc.) must be filed within two (2) years of the date the injurious act was (or should have been) discovered.
Product Liability – actions must be filed within two (2) years from the date of the injury.
Wrongful Death – action must be filed within two (2) years of the date of death.
Fraud – must be filed within four (4) years.
Defamation – charges of libel, slander or defamation must be filed within one (1) year from the date of the action.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury, the experienced personal injury legal team at Roberts & Roberts is here to help with compassionate, aggressive representation. Please call 800-248-6000 or contact us for a free consultation.